The opening of the WWDC 2016 Apple is up to Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. You start with a minute of silence for the victims of the shooting in Orlando: “We celebrate our diversity makes us strong” – were the words of the administrator who has taken up the difficult legacy of Steve Jobs. Then he start right away with a couple of issues: first of all the App Store that hits the 2 million published applications, then the $ 50 billion paid to developers and 350 scholarships offered to young developers, even the very young.
Update on the wrist
As we knew, on the stage of the Worldwide Developers Conference we will not see new hardware but only updates and news on the software side. One of the most interesting concerns Apple Watch, one of the few products of the company not to have been updated annually. Arrive by autumn (for developers already) and brings with it additional functions, can transform the user’s interaction with the object. First of all there Scribble, a new system of writing that brings a small keyboard on the Watch; in this way must not be Siri only the delegate for each type of text to be written, as with a pair of Swype you can track words and phrases in manual mode. The visual Numerals adds to the novelty “Minnie” and existing quadrants, while debuting a renewed Control Center where it will be easier to access, with a Swype from the bottom, the clock preferences. Apple has decided to rename the side button (the one to turn on and off your device) “dock button” that, when pressed will automatically call the national emergency number, set automatically depending on the country of use. In terms Fitness, Activity Sharing allows you to share your achievements with their friends; Breathe with us instead aims to control, next to the alerts (existing) to lift when sitting for more than an hour. They can also find some tips to people with disabilities who, due to some settings, can receive tailored advice.